Writer Chuck Wendig claims he has been fired by Marvel Comics, and will no longer write Star Wars: Shadow of Vader #4 and 5.
Wendig tweeted the news, explaining that Star Wars line editor Mark Paniccia made the call to fire him based on the content of tweets he made decrying people who had harassed him over his Star Wars novel Aftermath, which featured LGBT characters. Wendig says he has also been removed from an as-yet unannounced Star Wars project he was scheduled to write.
Wendig did not elucidate which specific tweets he says Paniccia cited to him as the cause of his firing, but said he felt it was a decision made by Marvel Comics, and not Lucasfilm.
No new writer for Star Wars: Shadow of Vader has been named. Shadow of Vader #1 has not yet been solicited.